Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological disorder that affects over 1 million people in the United States. Most common in men over the age of 60, PD often develops in adults with a family history of the disease.
If you or a senior loved one has Parkinson’s disease (PD), you may be interested in learning more about a groundbreaking, comprehensive study. An ongoing effort, the Parkinson’s Outcome Project, is the first of its kind. The purpose of this research is to examine and understand the impact of PD on the lives of those who have it.
Parkinson’s Outcome Project Participants
Because PD impacts people’s lives so differently, researchers sought to recruit those at varying stages of the disease to participate. Since 2009, researchers have been studying both newly diagnosed patients, as well as those diagnosed several decades ago.
Project participants constitute the most diverse sample ever recruited for a clinical study:
Key Findings of the Project
An initial goal of the project was to explore whether or not the care a person with Parkinson’s receives affects how they experience the disease. Research findings indicate that it does.
Other key findings from the Parkinson’s Outcome Project are worthy of mentioning:
If you would like to determine if a research center near you is participating in the Parkinson’s Outcome Project and seeking volunteers, you can consult the Investigators and Members of the Steering Committee site to look for a study location near you.
Assisted Living and Parkinson’s Disease
Should you need a more supportive environment for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease, we invite you to consider assisted living at Sunrise Senior Living. Call the Sunrise community nearest you or 888-434-4648 to learn how an assisted living community can help an adult with PD maintain their independence.